The CAU, like many universities in Germany and all over the world, is currently running an enormous experiment: what happens if you suddenly start teaching ALL courses online and you have to develop the necessary skills and infrastructures on the go? This blog will discuss some of the consequences of such transformation for students and teachers. In how far do matters of regional diversity, family situation, gender, income, age, religion, living conditions etc. play a role when it comes to designing, providing, accessing, processing and participating in remote instruction/distance learning?
Every week, students form the MA course “Digital Divide” will present new research on the topic and ponder its application to the current, local situation.
- FemTechNetOver 50 percent of the world population is female and yet women are often still considered a ‘minority’ by some, with fewer rights and more duties and responsibilities than the male of the species. It is expected of women to bear and raise children, to carry out household duties and often to go out to […]
- Digital Natives, Empowering Agents, and the Great Digital DivideWhen we talk about distance learning or online learning, most of us take the perspective of the student (or parent) side. We often lose sight of the perspectives of teachers, professors, and other school/university staff to even make online learning possible. This week we changed our angle and debated how things might have to change […]
- “Digitally Drunk”In his blog entry “Digitally Drunk” (March 28, 2020), Simon Strick describes the challenges of digital teaching and learning as students and teachers all over the world experience it right now. He depicts how he and his colleagues suddenly become nervous before teaching an online class. The safe and usual space of the classroom is now […]
- Digital ConfusionIn Bryan Alexander’s “Beyond the Virtual Learning Environment”, a central chapter of his Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education (2020), each little subchapter deals with another digital experience one can find in the academic world. From online learning and the different modes one can find there to the utensils that are being used at […]
- The Mobile ParadoxMobiles form “the center for peer interaction and communication, identity work, and media consumption”, at least for the high school students at Freeway, the object of study in The Digital Edge: How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality (New York UP). The term “mobile” is used here to cover all forms of hand-held digital […]